onion plant

Definitions of onion plant
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n bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb

Synonyms:
Allium cepa, onion
Types:
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Allium ascalonicum, Allium cepa aggregatum, eschalot, multiplier onion, shallot
type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
Allium cepa viviparum, Egyptian onion, top onion, tree onion
type of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions; having bulbils that replace the flowers
Allium fistulosum, Japanese leek, Welsh onion
Asiatic onion with slender bulbs; used as early green onions
Allium haematochiton, red-skinned onion
onion with white to deep red tunic; California
Type of:
alliaceous plant
bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor

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